When going to the expense of installing a brand-new kitchen, the last thing a homeowner wants to deal with is a granite countertop that does not match with the cabinets. The easiest way to match cabinets to granite for the countertops is to compare the two side-by-side.
When going to the granite showroom, you need to bring along a sample of the cabinet material. Look for a countertop material that contrasts with your cabinet color. So, if you are installing a dark cabinet, look for a lighter color granite for the countertops.
Take your cabinet sample and compare it to various granites in stock. You want to find a granite that has some of the cabinet color in it. This shared color will help tie the two materials together to provide a harmonious design in your kitchen.
If you are looking for some inspiration, here are a few recommendations to get you started:
For white painted cabinets or cabinets made of light-colored wood, a sophisticated gray granite is one option for a clean modern kitchen.
For honey-colored wood cabinets, a dramatic black granite like Black Galaxy or Black Absolute is the perfect contrast.
Cabinets in just about any shade of brown work well with brown and beige granites like Vicenza brown or Bordeaux River.